It’s a sad time for Cavendish’s fans as their favorite rider won’t be able to continue in the most esteemed cycling race of the world this year. It’s a bad dislocated collarbone caused from a serious crash during the 1st stage of the race that has forced the English sprint sensation to stay at home for a while.
Mark himself was tensed about just 4 British riders participating in the Tour France 2014 that started in UK and now his tragic absence would surely be huge disappointment for him.
Added to the dislocated collarbone, the star rider has also sustained some serious ligament injuries from the high-pace crash. His crash not only hurt him but Australian rider Simon Gerrans that in turn prevented the latter from realizing his dram of yellow jersey at the 2nd stage of the tour.
The crash brought bruised ribs & several abrasions on the back of the Australian national champion. However, despite the limited mobility capacity, Simon managed to race on the 2nd stage.
Gerrans is naturally hugely discontent with the sting and his team (Orica GreenEDGE) manager Matt White is furious over no penalty for Mark even after he injured the star Aussie rider.
Whilst Simon continued with the race at 2nd stage, his camp asked the UCI race jury that why it didn’t recognize Cav’s fault, especially as the Brit rider admitted his responsibility several hours post the accident.
Cavendish was courteous enough to apologize to Simon.
“I was really happy that Mark apologized. It’s a nice gesture from him. It was his problem. Simon dis accept the apology”, remarked Matt White.
Although the Aussie rider accepted the apology yet he still feels that UCI must have taken a stern action against Mark.